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Old August 19th, 2011, 12:55 AM   #6321
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Hope so. Would be good to at last see some rentals in that area. I think it would make a surprisingly big difference to the city centre if these units were filled.
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Old August 19th, 2011, 12:59 AM   #6322
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Old August 19th, 2011, 01:26 AM   #6323
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Just looked on the planing portal and all I could find was something about a Casino"Genting Casinos UK Ltd". App was received at the end of July But it says the application is invalid.
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Old August 19th, 2011, 01:28 AM   #6324
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It looks like the units below the carpark might be letting soon;

http://commercialsearch.knightfrank..../display/87910

They're listed as "under offer" now.


I really hope so, those units really need to start coming to life, that square has great potential to be buzzing
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Old August 19th, 2011, 02:39 PM   #6325
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Just looked on the planing portal and all I could find was something about a Casino"Genting Casinos UK Ltd". App was received at the end of July But it says the application is invalid.
That name sounds familiar Mr Brightside, im sure they were going to be the original tenants when the building was first finished. I recall some hoarding during construction with their name on.

Edit: found a picture on page 92 of the SPP construction thread, it was to be a Circus Casino, which is/was a Genting brand.

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Old February 20th, 2012, 02:23 AM   #6326
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Hi All,

Does anyone on here own or live in this building?
Just lke to hear what your thoughts are on this building?

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Old February 22nd, 2012, 10:53 PM   #6327
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Does anyone on here own or live in this building?
Just lke to hear what your thoughts are on this building?

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I have mates who live there. It's ok- no better or worse than other flats in town. Take the views out of it though you an average city centre flat. It also appears to be full of Chinese students.
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 12:50 AM   #6328
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But it's the views thy make it. That's what makes it better than other apartment schemes
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 04:49 AM   #6329
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yeah its essentially the views and the location that separate it from other schemes, thats about it.
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 11:03 AM   #6330
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yeah its essentially the views and the location that separate it from other schemes, thats about it.
Sadly this is the case, you have to wonder what the interiors would have been like had there not been issues with City Lofts collapsing and the economic crash.

I've grown to like St Pauls from the outside but can't help but think that the cladding used has been a missed opportunity to create a really good looking landmark. This could be revised in coming years but it's not likely to happen for a good 30 years I'd have thought.

Would be nice to have another residential or mixed use tower in the city not too far away which offers a touch nicer interior and room sizes plus better looking exterior but when will that really happen?

I suppose with Sevenstone that was on the cards, but I suspect the tower has been taken away.
It's the retail offering that we need drastically improving anyway.
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 12:30 PM   #6331
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The interiors probably haven't changed radically (apart from layout issues) - they still have white painted walls and wooden floors and grey woollen carpets and solid wooden doors and pretty nice tiling in the bathrooms. Sure, the wardrobe is a bit ricketty and the white goods aren't what was expected, I also have a nice modern art plumbing feature in my very long canoe storage area... but I'm not really sure how the interiors could be that much better. Maybe I should have got gold painted walls and diamond tiling in the bathroom...

I don't know if that's better or worse than other schemes, as I've not experienced other schemes.

The views really aren't all that; you can get pretty bored of watching the trams go by after about the 5,000th time. My blinds are closed most of the time because of the fact that too much light (and glare and heat) comes in through the floor-to-ceiling windows.

The single key thing..? Location, location, location.
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 10:06 PM   #6332
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I don't think I'd ever get bored of the views tbh.
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 10:10 PM   #6333
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Ah, a train-spotter...
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 10:43 PM   #6334
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The views really aren't all that
How can you say that? The views across the centre and beyond are the finest to be had in the city....although the views from the top of Park Hill are pretty special too.

You could get bored of any view or take it for granted if you see it every day I guess, even the most famous vistas in the world like the Manhattan skyline or Sydney Harbour. That doesn't make them any less spectacular though.
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 10:52 PM   #6335
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Yeah, familiarity. Ooh, a tram... a train pulling into the station, McDonald's, a tram going the other way, a train leaving the station, the back of Spearmint Rhino's.

I do get pleasure from watching people in huge car queues, slowly heading home... a kind of shameful schadenfreude.
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Old February 24th, 2012, 12:02 AM   #6336
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Same here. I can see the FDR Drive from my window :-)
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Old February 24th, 2012, 02:24 AM   #6337
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I love being able to observe a city from a high point, even looking onto a train station or a road is better than the back of someone else's house like 90% of British homes
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Old February 24th, 2012, 10:33 AM   #6338
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Agree with Kyle. Also, you've got an apartment in the wrong side of the building!!!
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Old February 24th, 2012, 10:38 AM   #6339
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That's possibly true, but you can agree with Kyle all you want... it doesn't make you correct, and you're not as you're relaying what you think would be the case, whereas I'm informing you what is the case.
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Old February 24th, 2012, 01:54 PM   #6340
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I’ve lived and been in quite a few flats in Sheffield and in my view the award for the nicest interiors and fittings belongs to the Napier Street development. The view on the other hand isn’t so cracking, Waitrose car park isn’t the most entertaining.

I love the view from St Pauls but kind of agree with Hippo as i suspect when you see it each and everyday it gets less special. I also expected more from these flats interior wise but despite all the concerns I actually quite like the building and think it has had a really positive impact on the cityscape.
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